Did You

  • The cost of one bottle of water from a vending machine is equivalent to the cost of drinking 8 glasses of tap water every day for a year.
  • A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds.
  • The Water Authority maintains almost 1500 miles of drinking water pipes. If you put them end-to-end, they would stretch from Roanoke to Colorado Springs, CO.
  • At one drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons of water per year.
  • Water is the only substance naturally found on earth as a solid, liquid and gas.
  • Over 713 gallons of water go into the production of one cotton T-shirt.
  • The Authority’s Water Pollution Control Plant is regarded as one of the best bird-watching areas in the mid-Atlantic region.
  • The Water Authority maintains over 6,000 fire hydrants in our service area. Fire hydrants are connected to the public drinking water distribution lines, so water from a fire hydrant is drinking water.
  • There are over 23,000 manholes in our service area.
  • Carvins Cove Natural Reserve is the second largest municipal park in the United States.
  • The Authority’s Water Pollution Control Plant covers over 100 acres of land.
  • More people in the world have a mobile phone than have a toilet.
  • The Water Authority treats 19-million gallons of drinking water a day although we have the capacity to treat 56-million gallons per day.
  • The Authority’s Water Pollution Control Plant treats almost 37-million gallons of wastewater a day from all across the Roanoke Valley.
  • There are 51 drinking water storage tanks in our service area. They each hold between 500,000 – 2-million gallons of water.
  • Most of the treated drinking water used in a home is for toilet flushing.

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Grease Interceptor Form

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Grease interceptor shall be inspected and approved by Western Virginia Water Authority prior to site receiving water service connection.  A pdf version of this form can be printed and mailed or faxed (540.283.8281) or please complete and submit the electronic form below.


Forty-eight (48) hours prior to installation, the contractor shall complete the following:

(1)   Submit shop drawings to Cassie Altice,Roanoke Regional Water Pollution Control Plant, 1502 Brownlee Avenue, SE, Roanoke, VA 24014.  

(2)   Call (540)283-8272 to schedule a grease interceptor inspection at least two business days prior to needing the inspection.  The inspection shall occur prior to the contractor covering the grease interceptor.


 If you have immediate questions, please contact cassandra.altice@westernvawater.org or 540.283.8272

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Detailed Drawing should show:

  • Capacity in gallons
  • All dimensions
  • Manhole cover detail
  • Location of any sealant material and list type of material used

Attach documents below or deliver to WVWA Engineering Offices

601 S. Jefferson Street, Suite 300
Roanoke, VA 24011

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